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Selfies get their own gallery in London

A new installation pays homage to the selfie, the latest medium in a long artistic heritage of self-portraiture.

By October 17, 2013


Tumblr avoids porn label and adds mature rating to iOS app

After Apple pulled the 500px photo app from iTunes over a porn controversy, it seems Tumblr is doing what it can to avoid the same fate by adding a 17+ age warning to its iPhone and iPad app.

By January 30, 2013


Pornographic video clips already showing up on Twitter's Vine

New video-sharing app for iPhone and iPod doesn't expressly forbid pornographic content, but Apple's App Store guidelines do.

By January 27, 2013


Andrew Keen: 'Social media is killing our species'

In his new book, "Digital Vertigo," Keen argues that the profusion of sharing online is harming society, dividing, diminishing, and disorienting humanity.

By June 4, 2012


Groups ask Feds to ban Facebook's 'frictionless sharing'

Facebook's new auto-sharing feature should be banned by the FTC because it may be misused, say liberal advocacy groups, which also raise concerns about keeping track of users who aren't logged in.

By September 29, 2011


I give in, plug me into the Facebook matrix

commentary CNET's Jim Kerstetter tried to be grumpy about the social site's changes, but then he saw the folly of his ways.

By September 27, 2011


Leaked LG roadmap reveals Android Prada phone, high-res screen to trump iPhone 4's

LG's leaked handset roadmap reveals a new Prada phone, a batch of Android phones, a Windows Phone, and a display that could finally trump the iPhone 4's.

By July 25, 2011


A Cold War tale reheated for Facebook

Should a spy have a Facebook profile? Well, if he or she wants to fit in with everybody else, the answer is yes.

By July 5, 2010


Is Facebook to blame for U.K. rise in syphilis?

Director of public health in Teesside region blames social-networking sites for offering a new way to meet for casual sex, hence causing a rise in cases of the STD.

By March 24, 2010


Why people really do care about privacy

When Facebook changed its privacy settings, Zuckerberg took pictures off his Facebook pages. Google's Schimdt is reportedly trying to take down his ex-lover's blog. No one cares about privacy? Really?

By March 13, 2010